The Biggest Movie Releases Still To Come This Summer
June 15, 2017 (1,228 Comments) by Felipe Wasserstein

Every summer, Hollywood releases its mainstream blockbuster titles. Competition has been pretty tough so far this year, with releases covering a wide range of genres. We’ve had superhero movies from both Marvel and DC in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 and Wonder Woman. Guy Ritchie gave us his fantasy epic King Arthur – Legend of the Sword, the Alien space horror franchise resurfaced with Covenant and Pirates of the Caribbean had its first cinematic release in 6 years with Dead Men Tell No Tales. A lot of roles being reprised, maybe none as recognisable as the characters of the hugely popular 80s TV series, Baywatch, sadly The Hoff wasn’t given a shout for this movie makeover!

From all of these flicks, there have been some epics and some that probably should have went straight to the back wall of the local Chartbusters, surely there’s still a few of them knocking around! Either way, there are still plenty more great titles to look forward to.

So without further ado, here are the biggest movie releases still to come this summer!

Spider-Man: Homecoming

spiderman_homecoming

Release date: July 7th

After failing to reboot the Spider-Man franchise with entries in 2012 (“The Amazing Spider-Man”) and 2014 (“The Amazing Spider-Man 2”), Sony Pictures decided to call in real professionals to help get the character back to its roots. They worked out a deal with Marvel Studios to include Spider-Man, now interpreted by Tom Holland, in Captain America: Civil War and the rest is history.

Spider-Man: Homecoming begins several months after “Captain America: Civil War”, and it will show Peter Parker’s struggles with his double-life as both an ordinary high-school student and a crimefighter. What’s exciting for fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is that Tony Stark AKA Iron-Man (Robert Downey Jr.) will continue to develop the relationship between himself and Peter Parker which began in Civil War.

The rest of the main cast includes Michael Keaton as the film’s main villain, Vulture, Oscar-winner Marisa Tomei as Aunt May and Zendaya as Michelle, one of Peter’s classmates. Jon Watts (Cop Car) directs it.

War for the Planet of the Apes

war_of_the_planet_of_the_apes

Release date: July 14th

The third chapter in the excellent “Planet of the Apes” reboot series, and a sequel to 2014 “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”.

Following the end of the second movie, Caesar and the apes are in war with the human race. After suffering heavy losses, Caesar transforms the war into a personal vengeance. His main enemy is the human’s army leader, a ruthless Colonel, played by Woody Harrelson, who seeks to protect his kind from destruction.

The movie draws inspiration from classics such as: “Bridge on the River Kwai”, “The Great Escape”, “Ben-Hur” and “The Ten Commandments”. Though “War for the Planet of the Apes” hasn’t been released yet, a fourth film is already said to be in the works. Matt Reeves returns to the directors chair with Andy Serkis also returning as the series protagonist, Caesar.

Dunkirk

dunkirk

Release date: July 21st

This co-production between the UK, the USA, the Netherlands and France, is directed by Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight Trilogy, Interstellar and Inception). The film shows the evacuation of allied troops in Dunkirk between May 26th and June 4th 1940, during World War II.

The story is told from three perspectives: land, sea and air. It’ll be interesting to see how Christopher Nolan builds suspense as the movie is expected to feature only a few lines of dialogue.

The cast includes Christopher Nolan favourites like Tom Hardy and Cillian Murphy. Harry Styles from One Direction also makes an appearance as well as young Dubliner Barry Keoghan (from Love/Hate).

The Emoji Movie

the_emoji_movie

Release date: August 4th

This animation-comedy film follows Gene, an emoji with multiple expressions who lives in a phone. Alongside his friends, he goes on a journey to become a normal emoji like his parents. However, Gene discovers a danger that might destroy all emojis.

Directed by Toni Leondis (Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters), the movie includes the vocal talents of T.J. Miller, Anna Faris, James Corden and Patrick Stewart.

Although created by a completely different studio, this one definitely has a feel of “Wreck It Ralph” meets “Inside Out” and will no doubt be a favourite for youngsters this summer.

The Dark Tower

the_dark_tower

Release Date: August 18th

2017 is certainly a big year for all things Stephen King. But of all the projects in development which are adapted from his books, none carry as much weight and expectation as “The Dark Tower”. Comprising of 8 novels, this series became King’s most ambitious and personal work. Though the movie is based on the series’ first novel “The Gunslinger”, don’t expect a literal adaptation. As clarified by both King and film’s director Nikolaj Arcel, this is more a sequel of the main series.

The story is focused on Roland Deschain, played by Idris Elba, and his quest to find the Dark Tower, a structure responsible for supporting all worlds and realities. The tower’s existence is threatened by sorcerer and Roland’s long-time enemy Walter Padick AKA The Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey).

Roland is joined in his quest by 11-year-old Jake Chambers, who finds a portal to Mid-World where Roland lives. “The Dark Tower” is intended to be the first part in a series of movies. A TV series set in the same continuity (and likely based on book 4: “Wizard and Glass”) is planned for release in 2018.

Felipe Wasserstein
Writes about sports and lifestyle. Enjoys anything related to movies, video games and football. Also a massive Juventus supporter.

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The Biggest Movie Releases Still To Come This Summer
June 15, 2017 (1,228 Comments) by Felipe Wasserstein

Every summer, Hollywood releases its mainstream blockbuster titles. Competition has been pretty tough so far this year, with releases covering a wide range of genres. We’ve had superhero movies from both Marvel and DC in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 and Wonder Woman. Guy Ritchie gave us his fantasy epic King Arthur – Legend of the Sword, the Alien space horror franchise resurfaced with Covenant and Pirates of the Caribbean had its first cinematic release in 6 years with Dead Men Tell No Tales. A lot of roles being reprised, maybe none as recognisable as the characters of the hugely popular 80s TV series, Baywatch, sadly The Hoff wasn’t given a shout for this movie makeover!

From all of these flicks, there have been some epics and some that probably should have went straight to the back wall of the local Chartbusters, surely there’s still a few of them knocking around! Either way, there are still plenty more great titles to look forward to.

So without further ado, here are the biggest movie releases still to come this summer!

Spider-Man: Homecoming

spiderman_homecoming

Release date: July 7th

After failing to reboot the Spider-Man franchise with entries in 2012 (“The Amazing Spider-Man”) and 2014 (“The Amazing Spider-Man 2”), Sony Pictures decided to call in real professionals to help get the character back to its roots. They worked out a deal with Marvel Studios to include Spider-Man, now interpreted by Tom Holland, in Captain America: Civil War and the rest is history.

Spider-Man: Homecoming begins several months after “Captain America: Civil War”, and it will show Peter Parker’s struggles with his double-life as both an ordinary high-school student and a crimefighter. What’s exciting for fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is that Tony Stark AKA Iron-Man (Robert Downey Jr.) will continue to develop the relationship between himself and Peter Parker which began in Civil War.

The rest of the main cast includes Michael Keaton as the film’s main villain, Vulture, Oscar-winner Marisa Tomei as Aunt May and Zendaya as Michelle, one of Peter’s classmates. Jon Watts (Cop Car) directs it.

War for the Planet of the Apes

war_of_the_planet_of_the_apes

Release date: July 14th

The third chapter in the excellent “Planet of the Apes” reboot series, and a sequel to 2014 “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”.

Following the end of the second movie, Caesar and the apes are in war with the human race. After suffering heavy losses, Caesar transforms the war into a personal vengeance. His main enemy is the human’s army leader, a ruthless Colonel, played by Woody Harrelson, who seeks to protect his kind from destruction.

The movie draws inspiration from classics such as: “Bridge on the River Kwai”, “The Great Escape”, “Ben-Hur” and “The Ten Commandments”. Though “War for the Planet of the Apes” hasn’t been released yet, a fourth film is already said to be in the works. Matt Reeves returns to the directors chair with Andy Serkis also returning as the series protagonist, Caesar.

Dunkirk

dunkirk

Release date: July 21st

This co-production between the UK, the USA, the Netherlands and France, is directed by Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight Trilogy, Interstellar and Inception). The film shows the evacuation of allied troops in Dunkirk between May 26th and June 4th 1940, during World War II.

The story is told from three perspectives: land, sea and air. It’ll be interesting to see how Christopher Nolan builds suspense as the movie is expected to feature only a few lines of dialogue.

The cast includes Christopher Nolan favourites like Tom Hardy and Cillian Murphy. Harry Styles from One Direction also makes an appearance as well as young Dubliner Barry Keoghan (from Love/Hate).

The Emoji Movie

the_emoji_movie

Release date: August 4th

This animation-comedy film follows Gene, an emoji with multiple expressions who lives in a phone. Alongside his friends, he goes on a journey to become a normal emoji like his parents. However, Gene discovers a danger that might destroy all emojis.

Directed by Toni Leondis (Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters), the movie includes the vocal talents of T.J. Miller, Anna Faris, James Corden and Patrick Stewart.

Although created by a completely different studio, this one definitely has a feel of “Wreck It Ralph” meets “Inside Out” and will no doubt be a favourite for youngsters this summer.

The Dark Tower

the_dark_tower

Release Date: August 18th

2017 is certainly a big year for all things Stephen King. But of all the projects in development which are adapted from his books, none carry as much weight and expectation as “The Dark Tower”. Comprising of 8 novels, this series became King’s most ambitious and personal work. Though the movie is based on the series’ first novel “The Gunslinger”, don’t expect a literal adaptation. As clarified by both King and film’s director Nikolaj Arcel, this is more a sequel of the main series.

The story is focused on Roland Deschain, played by Idris Elba, and his quest to find the Dark Tower, a structure responsible for supporting all worlds and realities. The tower’s existence is threatened by sorcerer and Roland’s long-time enemy Walter Padick AKA The Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey).

Roland is joined in his quest by 11-year-old Jake Chambers, who finds a portal to Mid-World where Roland lives. “The Dark Tower” is intended to be the first part in a series of movies. A TV series set in the same continuity (and likely based on book 4: “Wizard and Glass”) is planned for release in 2018.

Felipe Wasserstein
Writes about sports and lifestyle. Enjoys anything related to movies, video games and football. Also a massive Juventus supporter.

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